It would be the first working day that the United Kingdom hasn't relied on coal power since the industrial revolution.
Hannah Martin, head of energy at Greenpeace UK, said the first day without coal in Britain since the Industrial Revolution "would mark a watershed in the energy transition".
A spokesperson for National Grid confirmed a tweet from the control room to that effect, adding that it was also expected to be the first 24-hour period without coal.
The news follows a sharp drop in the level of coal used to power Britain's grid in the previous year, thanks to the deployment of renewables and a fall in the price of gas.
Britain plans to close coal-fired power plants by 2025 as part of efforts to meet its climate target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent compared with 1990 levels by 2050.
Coal was used to generate just 9 percent of Britain's power a year ago, down from 23 percent in 2015.
"They will need to get on with the coal phase-out plan and recognize the economic potential of renewable energy and energy efficiency".
Turkey referendum: Protests continue in Turkish cities
Turkey's main opposition party has filed a formal request seeking the referendum to be annulled because of voting irregularities . Hundreds of demonstrators marched in a central neighbourhood, clanking pots and pans and chant.
Britain is set to go coal-free for the whole of Friday, generating all its electricity without using even one lump of the most polluting of all the fossil fuels.
Industry body RenewableUK's executive director Emma Pinchbeck said: "The change in how we produce energy is the industrial revolution of this generation: as the age of coal passes, the renewables boom is well under way".
The U.K. was an early adopter of renewable energy and has more offshore wind turbines installed than any other country, as well as fields of solar panels with as much capacity at seven nuclear reactors.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth called for the government to upgrade the nation's energy grid to prevent disruption as more decentralized power comes online. While natural gas is cleaner than coal, it is still a fossil fuel.
"The Government has signalled unequivocally that we are moving on from our toxic relationship with coal".
Coal-burning caused pollution problems in the United Kingdom well into the 20th century - and created London's 1952 "killer fog" incident, which covered the city in a thick haze of polluted air for days, leaving at least 4,000 people dead and sending more than 150,000 to the hospital.
United States oil production will continue to increase in the short term given the number of new rigs coming on stream this year. Gas rigs rose by five to 167 and miscellaneous rigs remained unchanged at two, leaving the total rotary rig count at 857.
Chaffetz told Politico he's looking at a "number of things", adding that he'd "be thrilled to have a television relationship". Then again, Chaffetz would hardly be the first politician to rule out a political run, only to run for office anyway.
Lee, 51, was sentenced to death in October 1995 in Pulaski County, Arkansas, for the murder of 26-year-old Debra Reese. Another day of intense legal wrangling kept Lee alive until just before his death warrant expired at midnight.
We started well and created chances and we had the right attitude. "I am pretty sure it is going to happen until the end". He found Aguero, whose shot went in off Michael Dawson for his 10th goal in 10 games.
The opposition has called for a "march of silence" in all parts of the country on Saturday and a national road blockage on Monday. The current wave of marches, the most sustained protests against Maduro since 2014, has sparked regular melees.
He fell to the ice, as blood spilled onto the ice around him - there was eventually a trail to the Columbus bench. Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Zach Werenski on a better day, during the regular National Hockey League season.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described the USA missile strike against the Syrian airfield as a strategic mistake. However, doubts soon emerged over whether all of the regime's armaments or production facilities were declared and destroyed.
The trailer is destined to put forth a lot of question and Star Wars fans have been dissecting every second of the footage shown. Their unique, upgradable abilities will allow each player to bring their character's distinct powers and personality, EA reports.
Trump wrote on Twitter that "someone" should investigate "who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday". Trump says during the first presidential debate that his taxes will be released once an audit is finished.
TMZ reports police officers found the musician "slumped over in his silver Jaguar, parked on Ventura Blvd". The couple married in 1966 but reportedly split up eight years later, eventually remarrying in 1995.
He credited Vice President Mike Pence with coming up with a "great compromise" that has advanced progress on Republicans' plan. Associated Press writers Julie Bykowicz, Catherine Lucey, Andrew Taylor and Erica Werner contributed to this report.
'Rashford can be one of the world's best'
The first is with Liverpool and Manchester City victories this weekend, if we don't win, goodbye Premier League. The Blues are still in a strong position but they are now feeling the hot breath of Spurs on their neck.
Wide area of San Francisco hit by power outage
Mon Alicia took to twitter to comment: "I always thought The Big One would throw San Francisco into mass chaos". Friday, PG& E is reporting 96,815 customers in San Francisco without power.
Netflix growth misses mark despite strong earnings
It added that its marketing spend would be ramped up, with more that US$1bn alone being spent on advertising its content. Netflix's first-quarter earnings, released today, revealed there's one area it has no interest in competing in: live TV.
Cavs take 2-0 lead vs Pacers
Paul George scored 32 and Jeff Teague 23 for IN , which showed more fight, but has a steep hill to climb to win the series. Our trainer Steve (Spiro) said it's not a smart thing for him to try it, so we sat him out and he was kind of mad about it.
French candidates spar over corruption in debate
Le Pen said she had "not voted for the text" in the European Parliament, but did not specify that she had only abstained. Le Pen has pushed to normalize the ultra-conservative National Front and scour racism and anti-Semitism from its ranks.